HUGE Announcement!

Are you ready for this?! I have another HUGE announcement!

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I was chosen to be a design team member for Hip Kit Club!! This team is full of talented designers from all over the world! I’ve been following many of these designers and admiring their artwork for years and I am so honored to now be creating alongside them!!

Head over to Hip Kit Club to check out all of the kits they offer! You will be so glad you did! The October Kits were just revealed tonight and they are absolutely GORGEOUS!

HKC- October 2016 Kits

I hope you are joining me in my happy dance and I hope you will head over to the Hip Kit Blog to meet the rest of the team! Stay tuned for a lot more scrapbooking goodness and process videos!

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My Crew

Hey friends!! I have another layout to share for The Cut Shoppe!! I used a lot of different products from my stash to create this layout using the Hul-La-Ba-Zoo Cut File!

The Cut Shoppe | Hul-La-Ba-Zoo

How awesome is this cut file?! So perfect for zoo photos! I loved how this photo booth strip of photos turned out from a recent trip to the zoo and couldn’t wait to scrap it! I cut the giraffe cut file using a pattern paper from the Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello Collection and CTMH Black Cardstock. I positioned the giraffe towards the center of the 12×12 paper. I added the photo strip to the left of the cut file and layered a couple strips of paper from the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Collection behind the photo. I also added a black scallop rub-on border around the photo just to help draw your eye to the photo.

The Cut Shoppe | Hul-La-Ba-Zoo

I felt like that there was too much empty space between the giraffe and the photo so I added a Prima Resist Canvas floral sprayed with Shimmerz No Yoking Coloringz, a couple black puffy stickers from Hip Kit Club, and a clip from the Shimelle Starshine Collection. Next I moved on to the title which is from a pack of Dear Lizzy Thickers. I positioned a few more of the Hip Kit Club stickers around the title, including a couple arrows, a black scallop, and a heart.

The Cut Shoppe | Hul-La-Ba-Zoo

Once I had all that down I realized that they top right corner was looking a little bare so I created a cluster to fill in the area. I fussy cut a label from one of the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine pattern papers. I added another Prima Resist Canvas floral misted in the same Shimmerz spray and a flair button from My Mind’s Eye. I added Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine in a few areas of the layout and it was complete!!

I also created a video showing you the process of how this layout came together!! There’s also a bonus Cricut Design Space tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store!!

Kelly Janes

Happy Adventure | The Cut Shoppe

Today I have another layout for The Cut Shoppe and it’s another stash buster! HA!

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

I started by using the Stuck On You Cut File in Cricut Design Space, but instead of cutting the file I used a Cricut Calligraphy Pen to draw the cacti onto white cardstock. After that was complete, I then used multiple colors of cheap acrylic paint and a foam square to put color onto the white carstock. Once they were dry I fussy cut a few of them to use as embellishments on my layout.

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

My background paper is a beautiful pink color and it comes from the Crate Paper-Maggie Holmes-Bloom Collection. I did add a wash of light blue acrylic paint where I would be adding my layers. I cut multiple flowers and frames from the American Crafts-Dear Lizzy-5th and Frolic Collection. I positioned the cacti inside the frames and arranged a grouping of flowers around my photo.

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

I matted my photo using white cardstock and a layer of vellum. I debated on whether to create a lot of layers behind the photo, but I felt there was so much busyness already on the layout that it would be fine to stick with a simple mat. This photo was a selfie (or I guess it is technically and “usie”) that I snapped of my mom and myself during our trip to the Grand Canyon. I love this photo!! I feel privileged and blessed that my mom and I were able to experience this together.  I also debated on whether to print it in B&W but I thought it would lose some of its appeal! That sky and the background! JUST GORGEOUS!

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

I added typed journaling directly onto the layout using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. This typewriter will become an addiction…I can feel it!  I also added a couple flair buttons from the Here Comes The Sun Collection from Pretty Little Studio. My title comes from a couple different Bella Blvd chipboard sheets. They are intended to be colored with inks, sprays, etc but I had so much color going on in this layout I felt they stood out more remaining white.

The Cut Shoppe: Stuck On You Cut File

I also added pop dots behind the top portion of the cacti to give them a little dimension and to elevate them from the background. You can see all of the dimension by the slight shadow they cast in the photo.

I’ve put together a video showing the process of how this layout came together and it also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial on how to use the Cricut Pens.

Remember to check out The Cut Shoppe! There are cut files for all of your papercrafting needs and more are added every other week!! ALSO..don’t forget about the discount that is available the month of August! There’s still a couple days left to take advantage of this great offer!!

August 2016 Discount

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kelly Janes

POW!

Hey, hey! I have a fun boy themed layout for you today for The Cut Shoppe!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

For my layout today I started by cutting the POW portion from the Hero Up Cut File on a scrap piece of pattern paper to use as a mask. I then sprayed Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine onto the white cardstock. After the Color Shine was dry I added hand stitching using black embroidery floss to let the starburst and letters pop! After the stitching was complete I cut the POW portion of the cut file again on a transparency to add a little more visual interest to the layout.

Here you can really see the shine from the Color Shine!! Love it!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I then started working on my photo cluster. I have been on a serious scrappy stash bust lately! I’ve been buying all the things from the new collections that are being released and I’m feeling a smidge guilty about the stash I’ve been hoarding collecting. I think after a few more layouts using older products I’ll feel better about all of the shopping I’ve been doing recently! HA! The pattern paper is from an older CTMH collection, Super Heroes, but all of the other products have lost their labels. I did add a couple flair buttons. The “It’s a boy thing” is from Feed Your Craft and I believe the star flair is from A Flair For Buttons?

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I’ve put together a video so you can watch the process. The video also contains a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe for all of the fun cut files that are available! New files are added every other Thursday!!

Kelly Janes